*Special Lisa Leonard Jewelry Giveaway* Enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate for Lisa Leonard Designs in today's post. Lisa creates meaningful, unique, handmade jewelry for both gals and guys.
Most people have already quit their New Year’s resolutions. Sticking to your one thing will require faith, but it could be your biggest return yet.
So, you’ve picked your One Word For 2011 and like a new toy you open at Christmas, you haven’t been able to put it down. Not even for a second.
It’s been about two weeks since. Are you tempted to just forget the whole thing?
According to a study conducted by a British University professor, more than 50% of people who made new year resolutions quit one week later. A third of those who kept them had one thing in common: they shared their convictions with a family or friend.
You may find yourself drifting towards old patterns and fears. Don’t be discouraged.
Share with others to get encouraged.
Three ways to share your One Word:
1) Keep sharing your One Word with God. He’s the one that put it there.
2) Freshen up. Look up the verses in the Bible that spotlights your One Word (or words close to it).
I use Crosswalk’s BibleStudyTools.com to do this fun exercise. It’s amazing to hear God speak my One Word in so many different ways.
Type your One Word in the ‘Search’ box — and out spits the verses that uses your words.
It’s cool to see your One Word show up in different verses. Just select a different translation in the pull down menu.
3) Share your One Word with family or friend.
Beware: Share it with people who are for you and won’t deflate you.
If you haven’t done it, share your One Word here on Faith Barista ( Click here to submit your One Word post or word. )
We’ll be exploring our One Words together. You have a safe community online here.
Who we are becoming is more important than what we are accomplishing.
We’re in the discovery together.
** A Lisa Leonard Giveaway **
(1) $50 Gift Certificate
towards any Lisa Leonard Designs
Something for guys and gals!
In the spirit of getting to know this community better, I’m hosting today’s Soul Resolutions Giveaway, sponsored by jewelry designerLisa Leonard.
Lisa will be giving away one (1) $50 Gift Certificate to a randomly selected winner.
As the host, I won’t be eligible for the gift certificate. But for Valentines’ Day, I’m asking Hubby to gift me the “One Word For The Year” Necklace that Lisa Leonard designed. There’s a One Word piece for guys too: the “Single Tag Keychain“. Both can be customized with your special word.
BY 1/23/10 Sunday Midnight PST:
1. Tell me your favorite Bible Coffee Drink from the menu below — leave a comment below.
For Extra Entries:
2. Subscribe to Faith Barista. Leave an additional comment letting me know. You’re entered again.
3. Facebook or Tweet by clicking on the “Share” button at the bottom of today’s post. Leave additional comments. You’re entered again!
Thank you to everyone who entered — I enjoyed learning your fave Bible coffee drinks! Congratulations to Anna Faustini #78!
What’s Your Favorite Bible Coffee Drink?
~~ The Menu ~~
Black Coffee – Likes the Word plain and straight.
You are a hard core Berean, who enjoys printing out the text without paragraph breaks, line by line.
Your Bible is clean from notes or commentaries, just the Scriptures and maybe a concordance. You hold a separate collection of Bible dictionaries and commentaries for reference and stuff your notes in 3-ring binders that cause your shelves to sag.
Cappuccino – Likes the Word like a shot of espresso, indulged with frothy foam.
You enjoy digging into the Word with notes and commentaries readily available, inserted alongside the text.
Your Bible is a Study Bible, and it’s most likely the NASB translation, although you switch between that and NIV. You underline and make notes in the margin. The Good Book is covered in either (faux) leather or in a canvas Bible cover.
Latte – Likes the Word, rich and creamy, and enjoys a foamy mustache.
You love walking through the Word with companions of devotional thoughts or inspirational questions.
Your bookshelf is never short of a fave devotional or Bible Study series. Your Bible might be a Life Application Bible, or it’s simply paired with your favorite “Daily Bread” or stacked on top of a study book.
Mocha – Likes the Word, like a chocolaty treat, a rich confectionery splurge.
You love journaling in the Word, reflecting on Christian writing, meditations or even art, music and photography.
The Word comes alive in a mosaic of artistic expressions. Your Bible might be a Journaling Bible where you weave whatever prompts your heart into God’s words. You are an artist who takes in the Word and sees it reflected in unexpected places.
What is your favorite Bible drink?
Lisa Leonard is a “jump in and learn as you go” designer, soaking up ideas and images that touch her to create meaningful, unique handmade jewelry.
Take some time to browse her beautiful collection and be inspired by the art she creates.
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